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Re: Wind Direction Indicator Placement
I think you'll be fine there. As you say, if you move it forward the line of sight may be lost.. unless you go up and ahead, as some serious race boats do.
Ours is on the aft end of the masthead fitting, works well. I've even seen people put extensions aft for that to avoid similar obstacles.
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